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From Faulkner to the Ole Miss campus in Oxford

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:07:39 GMT

This March 12, 2017 photo shows Rowan Oak, the house where novelist William Faulkner lived with his family in Oxford, Miss. Faulkner bought the property in 1930 and lived there until his death in 1962.

Drought projected to dock from hay harvest

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:27:04 GMT

Rocky Lemus, forage specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said he anticipates about 690,000 hay acres. The state had about 750,000 acres devoted to hay production in 2016.

MSU to lead drone testing site

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:38:59 GMT

The DHS Science and Technology Directorate selected Mississippi as the new base of operations for small unmanned aircraft systems , commonly known as drones, and a Mississippi State-led partnership will oversee the initiative. The new DHS S&T Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demonstration Range Facility will support homeland security operations and training by providing UAS flight and exercise support facilities that will support operational evaluation of UAS in a variety of applications and scenarios.

Cancer patients and survivors attend Camp Bluebird

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:56:38 GMT

Camp Bluebird was the first camp for adult cancer patients and survivors in Mississippi. In its 28th year, this year's theme is "There's no place like Bluebird."

What movies are showing at what theaters in South Mississippi

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 04:16:54 GMT

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. Stars Brie Larson, Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley.

Spreading fake news can result in fraud charges, SEC says

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:29:01 GMT

On April 10 the Securities Exchange Commission issued warnings for investors to be aware of fake news designed to drive up a company's stock price.

Charge dropped against student in alleged sexual battery

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:38:30 GMT

A Mississippi official says a sexual battery charge has been dropped against a high school baseball player who was one of five students accused in an off-campus attack against a classmate. Lauderdale County School District Superintendent Randy Hodges tells the Meridian Star all five of those originally charged returned to West Lauderdale High School on Wednesday after a youth court judge released them to their parents.

Four Mississippi Sears Hometown Stores Revamp Retail and Merchandise Approach

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:38:29 GMT

OXFORD, Miss., April 21, 2017 -- Evolving to meet changing consumer needs and to embrace its nationwide branding as "America's Appliance ExpertsA ," the refresh of four Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores in Mississippi culminates with a grand reopening celebration April 28-29, 2017 at the locations in Byram, Greenwood, McComb and Oxford. Throughout the celebration weekend, consumers are invited to enjoy an additional discount of 10 percent off almost everything in the store.* The store refresh includes a new product assortment, redesigned merchandising, new fixtures & signage, and comprehensive employee training, among other changes.

Severe storms take aim at Mississippi, other southern states

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:25:44 GMT

Forecasters say there will be a risk of large hail and wind damage as thunderstorms threaten Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. The national Storm Prediction Center has placed a large part of Mississippi at the highest risk of severe storms on Saturday.

SDN Exclusive: Cadence Bank brings high-tech ecosystem to Mississippi

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:52:32 GMT

The term "FinTech" may sound to a novice like the latest and greatest Bass fishing gear, but it's a technological concept that is revolutionizing the banking sector - even in Mississippi. FinTech primarily refers to technology used in the financial services trade, including bank branches without traditional tellers and new high-tech ways of conducting financial transactions.

Mississippi family farms play big role in Beef Industry

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:08:01 GMT

Finding ways to feed and sustain the beef industry is something Mississippians are thriving in. In fact, nearly 16,000 families in our state raise beef cattle on their farms every year.

Trump needs history lesson on Korea

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:47:42 GMT

I've been writing a novel about the Korean War and delving into the thought processes of the various U.S. leaders in the run up to a "police action" that eventually cost the lives of more than 33,000 young Americans.

Mississippi schools raise tuition again after budget cuts

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:57:59 GMT

In this Nov. 21, 2016 photograph, students walk across the University of Southern Mississippi campus in Hattiesburg, Miss. Tuition and fees would rise at Mississippi's eight public universities in fall 2017- under changes approved Thursday, April 20, 2017, by the College Board.

For blues fans, Mississippi Delta has many stories to tell

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:55:49 GMT

This March 10, 2017 photo shows the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Miss. It's one of a number of museums, historic sites and other attractions in the Delta that explores the region's rich musical history.

For blues fans, Mississippi Delta has many stories to tell

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:55:48 GMT

The Mississippi Delta has no shortage of museums, historic attractions and clubs devoted to the blues. But visitors will find the region has many other stories to tell, from the cotton plantations where African-American families worked and lived in desperate poverty to culinary traditions that reflect a surprising ethnic diversity.

Authorities: 11 Alcorn players arrested after campus brawl

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:45:33 GMT

Eleven Alcorn State University football players have been arrested after authorities say a fight broke out on the school's Mississippi campus. News outlets reports Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis says charges have been filed against each of the players by other students, and more arrests are likely to be made Thursday.

Mississippi is one of the most stressed-out states, study says

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:45:32 GMT

Analysts with WalletHub looked at 33 stress factors across the country - including stress related to work, money, family, health and safety. Mississippi had the highest percentage of population living below the poverty line, as well as the lowest credit score, according to WalletHub.